we're gonna go have a little safety meeting in the trees over there a little ski chair that's good good luck rolling it joint that fast in the woods not quite as convenient as just being able to vaporize it like the way we do I'm pretty good you need another one okay if you are gonna use canvas make sure you have some food nearby did you go to feel hungry cannabis is definitely a performance enhancer people who do anything and it's for any activity any hobby can be using cannabis and do use Natomas so everybody you know has their choice to do the things that make them feel good and for me and for millions of people cannabis is one of those choices my name is Ross Freddie and I'm the 1998 gold medallist for giant slalom in snowboarding first time snowboarding was at the Olympics I'm just gonna plug in this bullet here cannabis has been a way to increase my appetite and give me the munchies as they say that's been a good thing for me because sometimes I could go like the whole day without even eating and then you know wake up in the morning with super low blood sugar and in a bad mood and not excited about the day at all cannabis has a lot to do with my my training and my eating habits and being able to continue doing it on a daily basis for long periods of time in a lot of ways cannabis is my fuel I consume mostly edibles I love the shakes because I just can't imagine in my head having this eat something that I had to chew just wanted to get it in me I'm not making a big production out of the fact that I'm eating something I just want to get fuel into my body the fastest way I can I tested positive for cannabis and the 98 Olympics in Nagano after I won the gold medal in the giant slalom event for snowboarding I ended up in the Japanese police station being interrogated for you know the good part of a day that caused a media frenzy and it was a pretty crazy time we appealed the decision and lost two times and then it went to a court of arbitration where those officials just basically discovered that cannabis actually wasn't on the list of banned substances and so I was actually allowed to keep my medal you know there was a lot of attention on me for all the wrong reasons and really wore me out by the time I got back to Canada I was I lost like 15 or 20 pounds or something like so it was a stressful event and the whole cannabis thing took a long time for it to manifest to where it is this is just from one of my friends daughters who was probably about seven or eight at the time after it after Nagano in 98 and so she drew this picture of me and got it to me and here it says I hope my dad grows up to be like you it just was the motivation for me to like keep going since 98 I've had problems getting into the United States okay well the first paragraph it's pretty easy to figure out Rebbe leotta you can go to Salt Lake City to see the Winter Olympics next week if he shows up at the US border with a note from his doctor saying he is drug-free yeah that's that's easy that's it it was crazy in it so it was like that snowboarding was kind of the outlaw sport back in the day and cannabis was definitely outlawed for me to inadvertently test positive for cannabis after winning a cold medal in the sport of snowboarding that was a major controversy I had huge anxiety over it I didn't know if I was even gonna use cannabis anymore but the support that I got was overwhelming and it was great but there still was a lot of people that weren't supporters I mean it was definitely a case of politics it's just a lot of stress and not anything that I was ready for you know prepared myself to win and that was about it and it prepared myself for the day after right now it's probably close to 6:00 in the morning I usually wake up sometime before 5:00 even though I enjoy waking up medicating is part of the reason why I enjoy waking up early it just kind of takes the edge off if I'm stiff or anything like that from the day before you can right away start feeling more like your muscles are loosening up and you're starting to become more more flexible I'm 43 now so it's kind of like you notice that you're not 23 these vapes are pretty much 99% of how it medicate I use cannabis infused medicated honey for my sweetener in the coffee I'm gonna put about half a teaspoon you get the good qualities of the coffee and that it's waking you up the caffeine is waking you up and getting your circulation going the caffeine actually is acts as a delivery system for the CBDs it's been really exciting to learn how cannabis works with the human body because we have so many receptors in our body naturally for cannabinoids and so when you consume cannabinoids it evens you out because you have a deficiency in this so if you consume it you can top it up there like plugs with nothing in them and so you just plug in all the plugs in your brain your body is made for kidnappings that might be a controversial thing to say but it's the truth we wanted to use my name and we wanted to associate it with my Olympic performance but my last name is just too long for everybody to recognize or be able to pronounce and so it just turned out that Ross is gold was the name we chose right now we're just sticking to glass and we do have hemp products coming out in the United States we're licensing and branding companies so everything from cannabis products and derivatives and and you know the edibles in general are coming down the line is what the future of the industry looks like using cannabis with sports if you're not used to the idea of using cannabis doesn't seem like the right thing to do but once you learn about how it works and you realize that it's definitely a good idea I got on to the World Cup to her and that's when I realized it was gonna be a different high different story I was competing against guys that were 100 pounds heavier than I was there was no weight class and the heavier you are the faster you can go I had to go from like 170 to 190 I mean some people can't stop eating I'm not like that I can barely get food into me just don't feel like eating for me the cannabis really helps increase the appetite and get me into the gym get that motivation keep the motivation going for years on end you know you go from got high level with people cheering for you I can't that rush of being on TV and then you're done I think a lot of athletes can get a depression there's regular life just not the same we're almost like soldiers in the way where what we did was so not like reality that when you get back to reality it's just tough so I found that I just kept working out it's my way to kind of stay into it cannabis is definitely a performance enhancer and it definitely did help me by the time I arrived at the Olympics years and years later I was stronger and faster and I think that the gym is the main catalyst and it's staying in shape and eating and cannabis can be a part of that healthy lifestyle good workout guys that's pretty much like day hundred in a row I'm actually just starting to feel the effects of the coffee's that I have earlier today when you eat something it usually takes about a half an hour to 45 minutes to start feeling it which is probably about as much time as we've been gone from the house right now for an athlete the cause of most pain is inflammation of your your joints and your muscles after a workout and you can reduce that pain and sometimes completely kill it all together through Nanci inflammatory and if you can get that through a natural source like cannabis for example which actually has one of the strongest anti-inflammatories that have ever been found I just figured that's got to be a better source than taking an Advil for example okay let's go okay so we're heading into the main parking lots for we're gonna go park over beside rev Li a tea party ready to go I got the munchies right now yeah hi good how are you uh could I get one of those paninis mmm a little tomato in there oh man that was good then you see how hungry I get I got after I had a couple of babes boom I got to eat now otherwise I probably wouldn't have realized I was hungry until it was too late low blood sugar probably a lot of crimes were committed on low blood sugar I ski race until I was 15 and then that year I started snowboarding and I never skied again and that was 1987 I bought skis two years ago because I was impressed by the advancement that ski technology took it's just different and so I've been away from skiing for 25 years and I was just so intrigued by the new technology and I still love snowboarding but now my passion is skiing so it's just the way it goes cannabis is interesting in a lot of different ways that you wouldn't expect for example when you're going fast on skis your mind is actually processing things faster than it would normally which creates the illusion that things are coming at you more slowly so it gives you more time to make decisions you're competing for a hundredth of a second you can't really overlook a refueling time yeah your knees sore yeah tell him what happened you I broke my femur paragliding this summer they prescribed me morphine and codeine and all these heavy painkillers and I just chucked him I don't even don't even mess around with that stuff you can't feel when your injury is bothering you when you have such strong painkillers it masks the pain I just use cannabis as a painkiller you still feel the pain but it makes it bearable even though you can still feel it it's all seriously helped so smooth I think a lot of athletes who retire from sport in one way or another have to sort of reinvent themselves and figure out what it is that motivates them and for me it was sports still like in the wintertime i ice skate ski so that in the in the summer time I can be a strong road biker right off the bat but at the same time I'm Road biking so that I can be fast on my skate skis in the winter I'm just like cross-training constantly for like different seasons and different sports I think cannabis is the whole reason why I have the energy to do that people who do anything any sport any activity any hobby can be using cannabis and do use cannabis so everybody you know has their choice to do the things that make them feel good and for me and for millions of people cannabis is one of those choices it's exciting times for me it's kind of like when I got involved in snowboarding before we were allowed to snowboard and then it just blew up and then went to the Olympics and now it seems like the whole cannabis culture is doing the same thing we're at the dawn of the lifting of prohibition and I can't think of a better thing for me to be doing right now with my life there she is it just goes back in the bag there it goes if you lose that let me tell you it you go crazy you don't want to lose

Carving on Cannabis with a Snowboard Gold Medalist
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20 thoughts on “Carving on Cannabis with a Snowboard Gold Medalist

  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    WHY DO PEOPLE WHO CHEAT THINK THEY ARE GREAT…..YOU ARE ONLY GREAT…IF YOU DON'T CHEAT

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    This guy has obviously never felt a low blood sugar….

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    Real talk tho:
    He has no hunger in the morning because when he’s not baked, he’s not hungry. Hallmark of marijuana dependency. I’ve experienced it myself.
    Just sayin’

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    That's awesome and very inspirational! ……………. See y'all later, I'm gonna go get high!

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    He is right when working out when high

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    I wouldn't be surprised if consuming lots of weed actually negatively impacts Ross' appetite because of tolerance and the downregulation of appetite hormones to compensate for the uptick in exogenous cannabinoids. I'm a daily marijuana enjoyer myself and have noticed this specific phenomenon, and there is also at least one sound study that documents the same thing. Anyone who's taken T-breaks can vouch that eating is hard for the first 2-4 days of smoking cessation. I do tend to follow an addiction pattern of dopamine spiking however, so it's possible that my experiences with food are more informed by my relationship between food and dopamine vs. my dopamine-spiking behavior patterns. Who knows. Everyone is different, but almost everyone can change things, so it's worth a thought if Ross Rebagliati/any readers have considered changing their consumption patterns to up-regulate appetite hormones and natural feeding cycles, there might just be room for improvement.

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    as a weed smoker for the past 10 years….I can add my two cents on the whole appetite thing

    if you smoke consistently and eat when high….your body will get used to that. So when I didnt smoke on a month long family vacation I was dyinggggg the first week. I couldnt sleep, couldnt eat etc

    now if your appetite has been low before chronic use of weed…then thats just how your body is and you might wanna get checked out by a G.I

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    I believe that kind of business is good for you but honestly I don't think you should smoke more than a week in a row… to me personally I get lazy and I barely can't get out of bed after two weeks… and when I do everything is really hard even walking…

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    what kind of strain did he use? I still have to find a good strain for performance enhancing. Harlequin does make me stronger in lifting weight or more reps, but it sucks for cardio.

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    looking for recommendations for a good youtube channel on food/eating. someone with good recipes.

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    has high-quality dab, covers it with butane before vaping it

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    grenade gloves suck. they support school shootings

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    His first time snowboarding was at the olympics that he won? Or just at the olympics either way that’s crazy

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    such inspiration(:

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    Sorry Ross. from JAPAN
    I hope legalize!

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    I’m a dancer and surfer and it helps a lot with my anxiety, cannabis in edible form every now and then just gives me that extra mile to help me calm myself when it’s particularly bad

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    Cool video, cool dude, but I think him recommending everyone would benefit like he does from cannabis is misinformed. Not everyone has the exact, same physiological makeup and any diet, drug, lifestyle or otherwise isn't a one-size-fits-all. I definitely agree there's some great aspects of cannabis with certain people in certain circumstances, but he must be really stoned to think everyone needs it.

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    its a shame that such a great athlete cant properly perform a lat pulldown

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  • June 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    Aren’t you not supposed to drive after using marijuana?

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